Phi Beta Sigma scholarship will reward member for service and academics


NATCHITOCHES – Alumni brothers of the Zeta Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. have initiated an annual scholarship catered to their undergraduate members at Northwestern State University. The scholarship will be presented to an active chapter member who is a sophomore or higher classification who maintains a 3.5 grade point average and is active in the community.


The ideal recipient is someone with a commitment to scholarship who is involved both on and off campus, said Michael D. Scott, past collegiate and campus advisor.


“We are community service-based, so being able to balance activities on campus and activities in the community is important,” Scott said. “We will look at their community service and their activities at NSU.”


Criteria targets sophomores or higher because members must have 24 or more credit hours to join the fraternity.


Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is a Greek organization founded to exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship and service, a conviction mirrored in the fraternity’s motto, “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.”


Scott said helping outstanding students financially is an important chapter goal.


“We know how it was when we were in school and that hasn’t changed,” Scott said. “We want to invest in our future leaders.”


“We are grateful to the brothers of Zeta Iota for their contribution to our students, our university and the foundation that supports it,” said NSU Development Officer Kimberly Gallow.


For more information on developing or contributing to NSU Foundation, contact Gallow at or call (318) 357-4414.

Alumni members of the Zeta Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity created a scholarship for a high-achieving chapter member engaged in community service. From left are NSU Development Officer Kimberly Gallow, Michael D. Scott, past chapter advisor; David Kozak, former state officer/director of Bigger and Better Business; Development Officer Jill Bankston, CFRE, and NSU Dean of Students Frances Conine. Not shown is current Zeta Iota Chapter advisor and current State Director Bigger and Better Business Shur-Shet Vaughn Weaver.